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Now we are Grupo Excala
Know our transformation

Main Milestones

1938

First Industrial Fique Packaging Plant in Colombia

We started with the processing of fique fiber for the manufacture of sacks, textile fabrics, rope, cordage, plush, and tapestries, basically to meet the growing production of Colombian coffee for Colombia and the world.

1950

New Facilities

We moved from Guayaquil to new larger facilities on Colombia Street.

1954

SintraEmpaques is Born

SintraEmpaques union is formed.

1958

Itagüí Branch

We have a new branch, Cía de Empaques moves to its branch in Itagüí.

1965

Texcomercial is Born

We evolve to create the leading polypropylene plant in Colombia, the first plastic plant of the Company is installed. First polypropylene packaging plant. TEXCOMERCIAL is born, a distribution channel for our products.

1976

First Plastic Cardboard Plant

Innovation continues. First CARTONPLAST plastic cardboard plant.

1986

Unity is Strength

The new collective bargaining agreement is executed, a new way of working as a team. We made union our strength so that our common goals would make us greater.

1990

Constant Evolution

We never stopped evolving and opened our first plastic netting plant.

1991

Texcomercial Grows

We continue walking and opening new paths, Texcomercial Ecuador is born.

2000

New Union Agreement

The Union Contract is agreed upon, a collective contract modality, which today has more than one thousand members participating in the union contract.

2006

We strengthen our presence abroad

We continue to open up to the world. The company begins to strengthen its export area by opening up to the Latin American market.

2007

New Presidency

We have a new president: PEDRO MIGUEL ESTRADA LONDOÑO.

2008

Technology Renovation

Our technological renovation process begins, and has allowed us to strengthen and grow internationally.

2013

New Agreement

We executed an agreement with the Military Detention Center, initially benefiting more than 180 people in the re-socialization of former military personnel deprived of their freedom; from that year onwards, we have continued with this re-socialization agreement.

2014

Growing for the World

Compañía de Empaques Internacional is created and we opened our plant in the Rionegro Free-Trade Zone to meet the growing international demand.

2016

Social Responsibility

  • Hand in hand with the unions, the Company develops projects to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities. We are a socially responsible company.
  • Our image changes (a logo change)

2018

Excellence and Innovation

We celebrate 80 years as a leading company in the sector of natural fibers and plastics.

2021

Constantly Reinventing Ourselves

We are now more than just a packaging company; we are Grupo Excala.

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